Macduff 8yo 2013 65.6% ABV Cask # 226 (A.D.Rattray).

Macduff 8yo 2013.65.6% abv a.d.rattray

Distillery Region-Highland, Date Bottled-30.06.2022, Cask Type-Bourbon Barrel / 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel, No. of Bottles-226, Cask Number-1281, Age-8 Years Old, Date Distilled-18.09.2013, Strength-65.6% alc.vol.


Very light gold, the swirl line beads up immediately, and drops thin legs as well as teardrops that hang on the glass. #thewhiskeychaps


ABV is very prominent, with damp leaf litter, tree bark, slightly vegetal too atm. Floral perfume eventually arrived for me, meadow flowers, and a fruit sweetness is teasing me. #thewhiskeychaps

Green grapes, icing sugar, bitter lemon, and an oily rag, not had that on a Macduff before. #thewhiskeychaps

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The palate is where it’s at. Yes to the fruits, wide range, and it becomes very spicy, lots of 1st fill bourbon cask spices. Hot cinnamon gobstoppers, vanilla pod, a Turkish delight feel too. Bitter lemon and grapefruit pith. #thewhiskeychaps

Apricot pastries, then darker fruits break through. Blackcurrant jam, dates, figs even? Still very spicy, black liquorice, unsweetened espresso, some tannins, chocolate coated raisins, and prunes! #thewhiskeychaps


Medium long in general, but the spices do linger longer, and it continues to stay spicy for me. It’s much like the palate in all honesty. #thewhiskeychaps


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